Governance and integrity are important topics for the charity sector. Regrettably, there have been cases where charitable foundations used donated money for all too high management salary, high expenses declaration, or otherwise unnecessary overhead.
People and organizations want to know that their donated money is used for the benefit of the charity’s good cause, and not for any other purpose.
In that sense, Meaningful Miles itself can’t do wrong; Donated money doesn’t flow via our bank account to the beneficiary projects. It flows straight from the donator to the charity. As a result, Meaningful Miles hardly has any cashflow. And we don't need to; We are fully volunteer run. This is not just our philosophy and policy, it is determined so in the articles of incorporation (only available in Dutch). As much as possible, we try to get the support services which we need to run our organization for free, as sponsorship and support from third parties. The limited fundraise costs and administrative expenses that we do have, are borne by our founder.
All relevant and mandatory reports and statements are available at our website, under heading reports and statements.
Finally, we commit to full financial transparency. That is, everybody interested in Meaningful Miles' finances can have an insight upon request into our financial accounts, including bank statements of the two bank accounts (Triodos bank) that we have; a current account and a savings account.
Regarding our preselected charities; We assure ourselves of their seriousness and integrity, by running them through this integrity checklist before and also after they are added as a preselected charity.